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After Visiting Friends : A Son's Story
by Michael Hainey


Overview - This haunting story of a son s quest to understand the mystery of his father s death is searing and unforgettable memoir writing at its best ("San Francisco Chronicle") a powerfully affecting ("O, The Oprah Magazine") portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This haunting story of a son s quest to understand the mystery of his father s death is searing and unforgettable memoir writing at its best ("San Francisco Chronicle") a powerfully affecting ("O, The Oprah Magazine") portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets.
Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing. So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a son s search to discover the decades-old truth about his father s mysterious death. Hainey was a boy of six when his father, a bright and shining star in the glamorous, hard-living world of 1960s Chicago newspapers, died under mysterious circumstances. His tragic absence left behind not only a young widow and two small sons but questions about family and truth that would obsess Michael for decades.
Years later, Michael undertakes a risky journey to uncover the true story about what happened to his father. Prodding reluctant relatives and working through a network of his father s old colleagues, Michael begins to reconcile the father he lost with the one he comes to know. At the heart of his quest is his mother, a woman of courage and tenacity and a steely determination to press on with her life. A universal story of love and loss and the resilience of family in the face of hardship, "After Visiting Friends" is the account of a son who goes searching for his father, and in the journey discovers new love and admiration for his mother."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451676617
  • ISBN-10: 1451676611
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 299


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